SOCIAL MEDIA ACADEMY WINS BRONZE STEVIE ® AWARD IN 2014 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDSSM

Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Banquet on October 10 in Paris, France

ATLANTA, Ga. – August 13, 2014 – Social Media Academy (www.socialmediaacademy.com) was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie ® Award in the Best Training Site category in The 11th Annual International Business Awards today.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2014 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Westin Paris – Vendôme Hotel in Paris, France on October 10.

More than 3,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Social Media Academy’s win in the Best Training Site category further affirms the company’s commitment to empowering business owners, executives and marketers seeking instruction and other resources to increase their social media proficiency.

Social Media Academy partners with the world’s foremost authorities on social media and online marketing to provide the most expansive curriculum available. Students receive hands-on training from expert instructors and quickly gain social media mastery through on-demand courses packed with valuable, actionable information and best practices. Among some of Social Media Academy’s most popular offerings are its courses on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging, Video Marketing and Mobile Marketing.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.

“We congratulate all of the Stevie winners in this year’s IBAs,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The quality of entries we receive improves every year. This year’s judges were rewarded with the opportunity to review more than 3,500 stories of business achievement and innovation from around the world. We look forward to celebrating the winners’ achievements in Paris in October.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About Social Media Academy

Social Media Academy is a leading online training firm specializing in social media and online marketing curricula. The firm’s courses are designed for entrepreneurs, executives and marketers seeking comprehensive social media instruction and professional development. For more information, visit www.socialmediaacademy.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, opens for entries on 18 August. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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